Another terror attack feared as Parsons Green tube 'bombers still out there'

A potential network of terror plotters behind the Parsons Green bombing is being hunted by police as the UK braced for a further attack.

The country's top counter-terrorism officer suggested on Friday night that more than one suspect could have been involved in the attempt to slaughter commuters in a tube carriage.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police were "chasing down suspects", while suggestions were made by Donald Trump that the bomber was known to Scotland Yard.

Security Minister Ben Wallace told the BBC on Saturday: "We haven't been able at the moment to catch the bomber. The bomber is still out there - or bombers - and we have to get to the bottom of that and follow up the leads."

The improvised device - reportedly containing the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) and packed with nails - was dumped on a busy District Line train during Friday rush hour.

Its detonation from inside a bucket, which is thought to have only been partial, injured 29 people.

Parsons Green station was re-opened in the early hours of Saturday, shortly after the Prime Minister announced the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre set the terror threat at its highest level.

It was the second time this year the country was placed at "critical", meaning an attack "may be imminent", the Prime Minister said - the other occasion being the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in May.


Related Articles

Man charged with attempted murder in relation to Parsons Green incident

Call for apology after Syrian refugee released following 'terror' arrest

Latest: Takeaway owner tells how Parsons Green bombing police arrested worker

What we know so far about the London Underground explosion

More in this Section

Girl Scouts of America warn: don't force your daughters to hug relatives

Online shopping goes to the next level in China .. with sale of jumbo jets

Using hand sanitisers can lead to false positives during breath alcohol tests

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold following request from the president to reconsider


Lifestyle

Toy story: 10 toys guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us

GameTech: Star Wars Battlefront II: Chance to win Loot Skywalker

Military top brass: Meet the conductor of the army’s Southern Brigade band

Album review: Experience counts on U2’s return to form

More From The Irish Examiner